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We know that sustainability is becoming increasingly important. Running the WWETT Show gives us many opportunities to improve our impact environmentally, socially and economically in the regions we operate.
We want to make the WWETT Show more responsible and play a role in helping the market improve its own sustainability. We do this through connecting people with networks and knowledge to help solve the big challenges in our industry.
GES was the first global full-service events provider to earn both APEX/ASTM Level 2 Certification in the U.S. and ISO 20121 in the UK, with the certification renewed every two years.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center team is committed to reducing environmental impacts and helping our customers meet their sustainability goals.
Recycling is provided for attendees in the front of house area and is available in the exhibit space by request. Dedicated areas for cardboard and pallets recycling are provided for exhibitors in the back of house. We diverted over 250,000 lbs. of material from landfills through our recycling programs in 2019.
We work to minimize our energy use on a regular basis through practices such as BAS scheduling, reducing light and HVAC requirements for non-occupied spaces and turning off escalators in unoccupied areas. Over 5,000 light fixtures have been upgraded to LED. All Exhibit Hall lighting was upgraded to LEDs in 2021. Combined with other major energy upgrades, we expect an energy reduction of 10-15%.
Food donations are made to local partners, such as Bethel Colony, coordinated by Centerplate. Over 64,000 lbs. of food were donated to Bethel Colony in 2019, benefiting both their residents as well as other organizations in the community. An additional 52,000 lbs. of food were donated by Exhibitors to Second Harvest Food Bank. We also turned 24,000 lbs. of grease into bio-fuels.
Water bottle filling stations were installed in the Convention Center lobbies and next to all bathrooms – more than 60 in total! The new 7-acre Pedestrian Park outside our facility manages storm water in rain gardens planted with native Louisiana wetland plants. Water coolers and pitchers are available to replace bottled water.
Our food service provider, Centerplate, practices composting in the back of house and employee cafeteria. Most of the food-ware is made of biodegradable materials. Event-related composting will be processed by Schmelly's Dirt Farm.
Tracking of sustainability metrics (such as water, energy, and waste) will be collected by Honeycomb Strategies. Entronix energy meters installed in 2020 will help to facilitate energy tracking for events.
Learn more about Ernest N. Morial Convention Center's Commitment to Sustainability here.
Reduce signage waste by:
Reduce booth waste by:
Participate in the Exhibitor Donation Program
DON’T FORGET - Train all booth staff on sustainable booth operations including: waste management, nightly shut-down plans, post-event donations, and the sustainable attributes of the booth.
Travel Sustainably by:
While onsite: We are working hard to help reduce the impacts WasteExpo has on the environment. But we need your help!